Remington Model 887 Nitro Mag Tactical

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This pump action shotgun is a BEAST. I was scared just looking at it! Its large magnum receiver is made even larger with the so called Armorlokt plastic coating which covers the entire gun.

Model 887 Nitro Mag Tactical (Top) makes the Model 870 (bottom) look tiny.

It features an 18.5″ barrel with a Rem Tactical Choke (and integrated muzzle brake). A magazine extension increases capacity to 6+1 rounds. The gun has two side picatinny rails hear the muzzle to attach lights, lasers or bayonets .

The business end.

I asked my friendly booth guide if the gun could rust under the plastic Armorlokt coating. He assured me it would not.

My friendly Freedom Group guide.

The MSRP on this shotgun is $498. I think it is a bargain!

  1. Remingtons new website says it has a 4 round capacity, but I think that is a typo. 

  2. PLEASE, I beg of you, do not attach a bayonet to your shotgun. 

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Judson Thompson Judson Thompson on Jun 05, 2013

    Had my 887 for about a month... 200+ rounds with zero problems. A relative shot it and the action "opened" without him consciously engaging the pump, but I watched him and he kept the trigger depressed after firing and was applying rearward pressure on the Foregrip. I told him what he was doing and we alternately shot a box of skeet; neither of us experienced a single mechanical malfunction. Practice and take the time to understand how the weapon actually functions and you should not have any problems with this Remington product.

  • Big A Big A on Jan 27, 2014

    just bought 887 tac. and having problems? 4 rounds through it no problem. number 5 inserted 3'4 into the barrel but could not get the bolt to lock down and close to fire. Now I noticed the barrel its self turns about a quarter of a inch?